Monday, March 13, 2017

Rejoice With Me

O. T. #941  "Rejoice With Me"
March 13, 2017
2 Chronicles 6
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my hear greatly rejoiceth: and with my song will I praise Him. Psalm 28:9


What a time it has been for my family. We are rejoicing, although Rose is not out of the woods yet. We appreciate all your prayers for her. Wednesday my husband and I drove to Nashville (10 hrs.) for his brother's wife having surgery. She had a heart valve replaced on Thursday, which went fine. Complications set in with her lungs, though. She is now off the ventilator, which is good. The medical team has been wonderful throughout this time. She stopped breathing and they revived her once when a special medication, in form of a gas, was taken off her completely. Now they have had to ween her lungs off of it gradually. That has been the problem and was a long process. Lung pressure goes up when it is stopped. Doctors, who are specialists in this field, are trying other options, so please continue to pray for Rose, my sister in law this week.

We left Nashville on Friday, only got 4 hours away when we returned after she crashed. We spent two more nights and got home last night. It is a day by day situation. We are trusting God and giving Him the glory for her progress.

On the cardiac ICU section of the hospital, they perform heart transplants often. Saturday, 5 were done We met a couple from our state who were there waiting for their daughter to have her second heart transplant. Holly is her name. It was successful. We prayed with them beforehand and developed a relationship. They have no other family living in their state, nor close to Nashville. Other kids are living in other states. They needed someone to talk to and feel support. So far, Holly's body is accepting her new heart. We pray for those 6 families who lost their loved one and donated a heart for the transplants.

God is good, all the time. So that is why I paused from our Bible study. Thank you dear friends, for your patience. Maybe we can pick up where we left off.

God's presence was so strong in the new Temple that the priests could not perform heir duties. How wonderful!
Solomon gave a brief testimony of God's previous faithfulness to Israel:
  • God fulfilled His promises which He made to David.
  • God chose Jerusalem as His special city and David's family to rule over Israel, His chosen people and nation.
  • It was in David's heart to build a new Temple for God to dwell in and sacrifices and worship. Yet, God would not allow it due to David's being a warrior and shed blood.
  • God chose Solomon to build the Temple, instead.

Can we all agree that God is faithful and keeps His promises? We have certainly experienced it this past week!


In verses 12-42, we read of Solomon's prayer of dedication of the Temple. He knelt down on his knees before the congregation of Israel and spread his hands toward heaven, saying:
  • There is no God like our God in heaven or earth.
  • You  keep Your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before You (mercy).
  • You kept Your promise to Your servant David.
  • You have made that promise with Your own mouth and fulfilled it with Your own hands.
Kneeling meant submitting to a higher power, which King Solomon showed as he knelt before God. the congregation was standing in reverence. God is the ultimate king and authority. Both showed that.

God has kept His promises to our family-calling upon Him and He would hear; ask and we would receive; trust in Him and He shall bring it to pass.
Are we demonstrating to those around us that God is our King and authority?
Who sits on the throne of our heart and life?
Do we kneel before Him with lifted hands in praise?
No one is mightier than our God, El Shaddiah.
Your name Jesus, is stronger than any other. Let the nations sing it louder-You Name, Jesus, Savior and Redeemer.


Bow before my God, who is King of kings and Lord of lords.

Lift my hands in praise to His holy name-Jehovah.

Thank You Savior for all the blessings You give.

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